University of Edinburgh: PhD Studentship ~

8 de junio de 2004

University of Edinburgh: PhD Studentship

Numerical Modelling in Environmental Engineering
Institute for Infrastructure and Environment
School of Engineering and Electronics
Supervisors: Dr. Jason Gerhard (U. of E.) and Dr. Bernard Kueper (Queen's U., Canada)

Applications are invited immediately for a postgraduate research studentship in the School of Engineering and Electronics at the University of Edinburgh. The position is available from September 2004 for a period of 3 years leading to the degree of PhD. The funding will cover tuition fees, research costs, and a maintenance grant of £10,000 per annum. You will also have the opportunity to earn extra money by teaching in tutorial and laboratory classes.

The project involves evaluating the costs and benefits of various remediation techniques targeted at the widespread problem of subsurface contamination by toxic industrial chemicals. The project will involve the use and extension of advanced numerical models, as well as 'truthing' through examination of field trials and full-scale remediation efforts. The project will be conducted in collaboration with an international group that includes industry, government, and academic institutions in Canada and Australia (to which research visits may be possible). The position offers an excellent opportunity to get involved at the forefront of the exciting and important work ongoing in DNAPL and groundwater modelling and remediation. The Environmental Engineering Research Group at the University of Edinburgh is part of the '5' rated Institute for Infrastructure and Environment ( It has international recognition in the field of subsurface contaminant fate and transport, with particular expertise in numerical modelling. The DNAPLs in Groundwater research group at Queen's is a world leader in DNAPL modelling and remediation research ( The candidate will be provided with opportunities to develop their transferable skills and to present their work at conferences and in publications.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, independent researcher with high academic ability to join our team. Applicants should hold or expect to gain at least a good 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant Engineering or Science discipline. M.Sc. or equivalent postgraduate experience in Environmental Engineering is ideal but not required. Some understanding of flow through porous media and some experience in computational modelling would be advantageous. Applicants MUST be UK or EU citizens.

For further information or to request an application form, please contact Mrs Liz Paterson, School of Electronics and Engineering, Tel: 0131 650 5573, Email

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